Soaring through the stratosphere heading to a far off window, tree or gift! It's a star, it's a rocket, wait! It's Blast Off! Brian The cosmically cool ornament, gift tag and sun catcher! Give you gift giving some galactic lift off for every Space Ace in your family.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#08- 9606 Brushes.
#08- 9999 Gloves.
#08- 9415 Masking tape.
Soft paper towels.
Optional:Tweezers, ruler, exacto knife and water soluble marker
1. Wash the item to be etched in hot, soapy dishwater and dry with a soft paper towel then wipe down design area with glass cleaner.
2. You may want to mark the centerline of your item before you begin. With a ruler and a water soluble marker (not a sharpie) draw the centerline on the back side of the item. This makes it easier to create your design in the location you want it on the project.
3. Place the rocket ship from the Transportation sheet onto the glass in the position that you want. Avoid touching the sticky side of the stencil as oils from your hands can interfere with adhesion. Using a tweezer to hold stencil while deciding on placement location can help with this. Remove the letters you want from the sheet and place them down the center of the rocket. Tweezers are helpful with this. Press them down gently but firmly with a clean gloved finger.
4. Remove the Bubbles Border from the Sparkle Borders sheet and place a large circle on the glass where you would like the moon to be. You can use parts of a stencil design by covering over the unwanted design features with masking tape or by trimming the stencil with scissors. If stencils protrude into each other's design, you can trim with a scissor or etch them individually, one at a time.
5. Using a popsicle stick or other dull instrument, press the stencil down gently but firmly to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
6. Cover all the glass around the stencils with masking tape, overlapping all edges. Check for exposed spaces by turning the project over and holding up to the light.
Cover enough area so that none of the rinse water will touch any of the other glass while rinsing as even the small amount of etching cream in the water will permanently haze the glass.
7. Put on the rubber gloves. Load the brush with Armour Glass Etching cream. PAT the etch cream onto the stencils (do not brush it on). Apply a thick enough layer of cream to the exposed design area that you can no longer see through it. (View the directions HERE)
8. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes
9. Completely rinse off the etch cream under gently flowing temped water. Remove the stencils and masking tape and rinse again. Pat the stencils dry and return to the carrier sheet.
10. Wipe design area with glass cleaner. You may want to redraw centerline on the back of the project again. Cover the rocket ship and the moon you just etched with masking tape to prevent any etch cream from touching it. Press down with popsicle stick.
11. Remove the small flames from the Flames sheet and place them onto the glass under the rocket boosters on either side of the rocket. Remove the Star Border from the Splarkle Border sheet and lay over the star so all exposed glass has stars on it.
12. Repeat steps 5 through 9 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass.
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 05:14:23 PM